Byron Scott, professor emeritus, Missouri School of Journalism: For more than two decades Somalia has been a troubled nation, civil war, famine and most recently militant Islamists who turned to international terror. Last Sunday, as crowds watched the World Cup in neighboring Kampala, Uganda, two bombs exploded. The death tolls have risen to at least 76 including one American. A Somali group calling itself al-Shabab, or the youth, quickly claimed credit for the attacks. A Shabab commander in Mogadishu declared whatever makes them cry makes us happy. Worldwide reactions include fears that the horn of Africa is the next front of global jihad. As the American secretary of state for African affairs put it this was a localized cancer but the cancer has metastasized into a regional crisis. Richard, I am going to begin by asking you to tell us, since you were on the scene, what happened at the time of the explosions.
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